12 days in Puglia Itinerary

12 days in Puglia Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Bari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ugento
— 4 nights
Drive
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Polignano a Mare
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bari
— 1 night
Fly

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Bari

— 2 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
On the 9th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giacomo, admire the striking features of Il Succorpo della Cattedrale di Bari, don't miss a visit to Citta Vecchia - Bari, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally steep yourself in history at Palazzo Mincuzzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Palazzo dell'Acquedotto Pugliese, then don't miss a visit to Muraglia di Bari Vecchia, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Sun Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Bari online route maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Bari is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, things will get a bit warmer in Bari: highs are around 36°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ugento.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Ugento

— 4 nights
Ugento is a town and comune in Italy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zeus Beach and Lido Pineta. We've included these beaches for you: Lido Punta della Suina and Lido Tropical - Elite Tropical. Go for a jaunt from Ugento to Marina San Gregorio to see Marinelli Bagni about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Pizzo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Blanca, take advantage of the amenities at Zona Franca Lounge Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Diocesano di Ugento.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ugento tour itinerary planning website.

Drive from Bari to Ugento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Ugento are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll set off for Polignano a Mare on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Ugento

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Polignano a Mare

— 4 nights
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lama Monachile and Lido Ottagono. Explore hidden gems such as Sabbiadoro Beach and L'Acropoli di Puglia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Polignano a Mare: Spiaggia Torre Canne (in Torre Canne) and I Pastini (in Martina Franca). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Ponte Borbonico di Lama Monachile, steep yourself in history at Piazza Dell'orologio, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, and kick back and relax at Cala Ponte Marina.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Polignano a Mare trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Ugento to Polignano a Mare takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ugento in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Polignano a Mare, with lows around 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Bari.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

Bari

— 1 night

Gateway to Apulia

Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Lido San Francesco alla Rena and then kick back and relax at Pane e Pomodoro Beach.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Bari road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Polignano a Mare to Bari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bari

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Puglia travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
Situated at the southeastern tip of the country, Puglia forms the heel on the "boot" of Italy. First colonized by Mycenaean Greeks, the region flourished during Roman times as a major producer of grain and oil. Today, Puglia remains a predominantly agricultural part of the country, though its warm and sunny coastal weather makes it a favorite holiday destination with an ever-increasing number of tourists. The long coastline features attractions like sun-kissed beaches and lively resorts, many of which are overlooked by limestone cliffs. Deeper inland, Puglia is largely flat, a land of charming villages and world-class cuisine. Here, you'll find olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and fresh seafood to give you sustenance as you continue sightseeing. Despite its reputation as a producer of some Italy's best food and wines, Puglia still has numerous rural corners that most tourists have yet to explore.